Research Opportunities

SPRING 2014 research apprenticeship project(s) and application information are available here.


Description of ISG Research Apprenticeships:

Our research apprenticeships (SOC GEN 196, 2 units) are  designed for Juniors and Seniors; first and second year students are encouraged instead to seek out SRP 99 undergraduate research opportunities.  New SOC GEN 196 research apprenticeship opportunities are posted on this webpage a couple weeks before the start of each regular session quarter.  ISG apprenticeship opportunities range from library research for a social science themed project, to work in a wet laboratory.  The number of opportunities available each quarter is highly variable, and tends to be highest closer to the start of the academic year.

After being interviewed and selected by the project leader, students must submit a SOC GEN 196 course contract by the end of Week 2, in order to receive course credit.  On, under CLASSES, select CONTRACT COURSES, and supply the information requested; print contract; have your project mentor sign it, and turn this in to the Institute’s student affairs officer (1308 Rolfe Hall) by noon on Friday of Week 2.  You do NOT need our department chair’s signature on a SOC GEN 196 contract.

Any Juniors or Seniors may apply.

Past Apprenticeships:

WINTER 2014: Shifting Understandings of Autism and the Environment in Science & Society; Popular Descriptions of Environmental Epigenetics; Historical studies in mid-century genetics and bio-informatics; Bone Marrow Recruitment and Registration

FALL 2013: Clinical Exome Sequencing/discussion of results; Environmental dysregulation of germline function in C. elegans; Deaf Genetics Projects/Cancer Genetics Education for the Deaf Community

WINTER 2013: Causal Understandings of Autism & Environmental Epigenetics

FALL 2012: Sex in Sports; Phylogenetics and Biogeography of Neotropical Primates

SPRING 2012: Oral History of Human Genetics; Forensic DNA and Human Rights in Latin America; Evolution of Anatomy in Mammals; History of Sexual Genetics

WINTER 2012: Cross-species relationships in sympatric Amazonian capuchin monkeys; Phylogenetics and Biogeography of Neotropical Primates; Cooperative Breeding in Patrilocal Societies; The Art of Aging: Aging and Science in Film, TV, and Advertising; History of Japanese Genetics

FALL 2011: Genetic screening and prospective studies of human populations 1950s – 1980s; Oral History of Human Genetics; Paternity, Fertility and Investment among the Himba of NW Namibia; Forensic DNA and human rights in Latin America; NanoBio + Art online social network; Racial Taxonomies in Biomedical Genomics Research; Evaluating Health Disparities in the Deaf Community

SPRING 2011: “Water Bodies”/develop a hybrid social network that will be a resource of information and activism in relation to the state of water – globally.

WINTER 2011: Evolution of bat coloration and roosting ecology; Model organism newsletters, cooperation and community in genetics and developmental biology; Genetic Studies of Human Population; Cross-species relationships in sympatric Amazonian capuchin monkeys; URC/SRP 99 project: Maternal effects shaping social network traits in yellow-bellied marmots